Bath Digital Festival welcomed around 2,000 people to more than 80 events to celebrate everything and anything tech-related earlier this month.
Companies and individuals from across the country poured into the city of Bath to explore the latest advances in digital technology. From digital marketing to programming, gaming to data, cyber security to diversity, digital art to careers in digital, there was an event for everyone.
Some of the festival highlights included:
– The Dyson 360 Eye™ robot vacuum stole the limelight at the Festival Hub. While the Dyson’s Digital Team gave a glimpse into the future with a showcase of their latest projects including voice and motion controlled applications.
– Deep Blue Sky brought the best in tech together at The Abbey Hotel to consider how digital technology can be used to tackle homelessness in the city. A grand total of £2,000 was raised during the evening and donations were split between homeless charities Julian House and The Genesis Trust.
– Alistair Aitcheson, an award-winning game designer, allowed audience members to step inside their very own arcade games at an interactive comedy show like no other. Players became human buttons, took on the Power Rangers, zapped each other with barcode scanners and solved cryptic codes. Pacman will never be viewed in the same way again.
– Patrick Cutliffe, from Google’s Digital Garage, shared knowledge with festivalgoers on how to reach new customers online, tell effect stories to generate new leads and gave us the lowdown on digital advertising.
– Tesla and the amazing Model X electric car were quick off the line doing 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds. Paired with a session run by Pascal Loizeau, University of Bath, on the future of self-driving cars – there was a lot to get excited about.
Commenting on the festival’s theme for 2017 “Tech For Everyone”, CEO of Deep Blue Sky and Director of Bath Digital Festival, Jim Morrison said: “We’re committed to digital inclusion and innovation. As technologies change and advance, everyone is impacted. So it’s extremely important to us that this is reflected in the content and line-up of Bath Digital Festival in 2017.”
After the success of this year’s event, the 2018 festival is already being planned. If you’d like to be involved by running your own event, being a keynote speaker, volunteering your time and skills or if you’d like to sponsor Bath Digital Festival 2018, get in touch with the team and register your interest at: bathdigitalfestival.co.uk